I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost,
Than never to have loved at all'
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
In 1990 I had the good fortune to work near to Rome. I lived in Frascati where the white wine was dangerously cheap! During this time I discovered the Abruzzo mountains. I met Luana on my first walk - Monte Simbruini. Perhaps the greatest experience I had with Luana was the ascent of Corno Grande via the "Diretissima". Ships we were passing in the night....Luana now teaches at the Coservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Monti della Laga